Sunday, June 8, 2014

Model + Hair Up, Modeling School, Artemisa, Cuba, Summer of 2013

Last summer we visited a small school for modeling a few hours outside of Havana, Cuba. This small town turned out to contain a most enthusiastic group of young women, completely interested in this project. On two of our visits we had nothing but clouds above us, giving us little option regarding lighting. 

One spontaneous day we were in between morning and evening sessions, and had wonderful weather above us. We called their instructor and she advised that blue skies were also above her in Artemisa. So we made the hour and a half drive, using the reflector rather than direct sunlight for our photography. My dear friend Alejandro was kind enough to hold the reflector the entire time, and the young women changed between outfits with professionalism and drive.

I look forward to engaging them once again, and in direct sunlight. We shall see!

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Note: This portrait was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180mm combination with a reflector, onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.